9.3 Intellectual Property, Copyright and Fair Use

Board of Trustee Approval: October 1, 2012

As a public, non-profit institution, the College recognizes that its resources must be used for the express purpose of the college mission, must be allocated wisely, and must recover the cost for use of its resources. This policy supports the College’s mission while it encourages and supports the intellectual property rights of the faculty, staff, and students of the College, including its facilities, equipment, and all other resources. Sandhills Community College complies with all federal and state laws governing the educational use of copyrighted material. It is the policy of Sandhills Community College to comply with the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976. All Sandhills Community College faculty, staff, students are expected to act as responsible users of the copyrighted works of others which includes making informed decisions based on the fair use exemptions to the copyright laws.